Balika Vadhu director Ram Vriksha Gaur selling vegetables to earn livelihood; this actor came to rescue
First Published 29, Sep 2020, 2:46 PM
Pictures of Balika Vadhu director selling vegetables go viral.
The COVID 19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone's life. From job cuts to salary cuts, it has become a matter of concern.
The film and television industry is also facing trouble as shooting and production discontinued. Many producers and directors are trying to get the business on track. Life's been difficult for the director of popular show Balika Vadhu, Ram Vriksha Gaur.
Pictures of Gaur selling vegetables are making rounds on the internet. Actor Anup Soni who was also a part of the daily soap came to his help.Gaur was spotted selling vegetables in Azamgarh. The director says he has no regrets doing this to earn a living. He is standing out truly inspirational amid such difficult times.
He came to Mumbai in 2002 with the help of his friends and writer Shahnawaz Khan and explored the world of direction after working in the light department and then in the production department.
"I had come to Azamgarh for the recce of a film. We were here when the lockdown was announced and then it was not possible to return. The project we were working on was stopped and the producer said it would take another year or more to get back to work. I then decided to take on my father's business and started selling vegetables on a handcart. I am familiar with the business and have no regrets," reports IANS
Balika Vadhu team came forward and helped him. According to the reports in News 18, actor Anup Soni said, Monetary help is only what we can do, if I am an actor I can't guarantee somebody about a direction job or an acting job because that is a creative decision. The people whom he has worked with, like producers and directors they are in touch with him. That is what I have checked with them and also offered them that let me know whatever monetary help I can do."